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VOL. UV 



WELLESLEY, MASS., MAY 1, 1946 



NO. 19 



Seniors, Sophs Van Doren 
Hoops, Blotters will Speak 

Keep May Day Af ti flrvflr| i 

•46 rolled their hoops down A L J. l(Xi V &L \X 

Severance Hill at 7:15 this morn- 
ing in the annual May Day hoop- 
race. Vigilant little sisters had 
guarded their places since 6:00 
a. m. The bride's bouquet was 
presented to the winning Senior 
by Nancy Dunn, President of the 
Senior Class, at the Chapel 
steps. 

After chapel, 182 sophomores 
under direction of Prue Brewer, 
gave their interpretation of the 
traditional blotter formation. A 
"Back Home For Keeps" sign 
featured Mr. and Mrs. Horton. 
Another formation was that of 
a discharged button decorated 
with a telephone, a fraternity 
pin, a corsage and a bouquet. A 
third rendition showed a hoop 
with a senior in cap and gown in 
the center, which when the blot- 
ters were turned over, became 
an engagement ring enclosing a 
bride in a "This Is For Keeps," 
sign. 

Hester Spencer, as Vice-Presi- 
dent of the Junior Class was 
Chairman of May Day, and Ted- 
dy Looney was Sophomore 
Chairman. Songs accompanying 
blotter formation were composed 
by Marion Ord '48, and led by 
Mary Snelling '48. 




Poetry Contest 
Entry Deadline 
Is Now May 8 

Wing Memorial Prize 
Open to Undergraduates; 

Special Prize for Seniors 

The deadline for submitting 
entries for the two poetry awards 
at Wellesley has been changed 
from May 1 to May 8. The Mase- 
field Prize is open to seniors 
only, the Florence Wing Memo- 
rial Prize to all undergraduates. 
Poems should be sent by resi- 
dent mail to Mrs. Mackenzie, De- 
partment of English Literature. 

The Wing Prize considers only 
poems of not more than 32 lines 
and only one poem may be sub- 
mitted by each contestant; the 
award amounts to approximate- 
ly $40. There are no stipulations 
about the length or number of 
poems which each contestant 
may submit for the Masefleld 
Prize, an autographed copy of 
John Masefield's Poems. 

Rules for both contests: 

1. Poems must be received by 
May 8. 

2. Poems must be typed, double 
space, on one side of the 
paper. 

3. Each poem must be signed by 
an assumed name; a sealed 
envelope containing both the 
real name and the assumed 
name of the contestant must 
be submitted with the poem. 

4. Each poem must bear the 
name of the prize for which it 
is entered. If a poem is en- 
tered for both prizes, two cop- 
ies, each properly labeled, 
must be submitted. 

5. The committee of judges will 
consist of three members of 
the English Department: Miss 
Michael, Miss Wells, and Mrs. 
Mackenzie, chairman. 



Mark Van Doren 

Mark Van Doren, noted au- 
thor and educator, will address 
a mass student meeting of the 
newly formed Boston Intercolle- 
giate Council for World Federa- 
4 ion on "The First Step to World 
Government." The meeting, open 
to the public as well as to stu- 
dents, will be held in the Sand- 
ers Memorial Theater, Friday, 
May 3, at Harvard University, 
at 8 p. m. 

Widely known for his antholo- 
gies of American and British 
prose and poetry, Mr. Van Doren 
has also been a professor of Eng- 
lish at Columbia University for 
several years. He has published 
a number of volumes of his own 
poetry, and won the Pulitzer 
Prize for poetry in 1939. He is 
also the chairman of Federal 
World Government, Inc., a na- 
tion-wide group working toward 
the establishment of a world 
government. 

The Boston Council, which will 
present Mr. Van Doren, is com- 
posed of several colleges in the 
Boston area, including Harvard, 
M.I.T.. Tufts. Wheaton, Rad- 
cliffe, Emerson, vSimmons and 
Wellesley. Its main interest is 
in creating enthusiasm for 
World Federation in this area, 
both among students and among 
the public. 



"Body Politic" 

Reappears for 

Junior Prom 

Tobin's Band Will Play; 

Seasonal Decorations 

Feature Class Color 

"It's going to be terrific, it 
really is," explained Lyn Rog- 
ers '47, head of Junior Prom. 
Lew Tobin and his orchestra, 
which Lyn described as being 
"the best one around," will cre- 
ate music for '47 at its annual 
spring formal on Saturday, May 
4, in Alumnae Hall at 8 p. m. 
The dance will be built around 
the songs and spirit of The Body 
Politic, '47's Junior Show, whose 
theme will be carried out in the 
entertainment and decorations. 
"To emphasize the 'springyness' 
of the dance," said Lyn, "the 
predominating color will be yel- 
low (our class color, too) and 
the outdoor terrace will be 
open. Weather permitting we're 
going to have some rather excit- 
ing and different decorations out- 
doors," she explained. Before 
the formal there will be prom 
dinners in Tower and Severance 
and following it, a midnight sup- 
per in Alum. Society houses will 
be open until 1:30. 

Another feature of the dance 
will be a new bandstand, for, as 
Lyn explains, "for years and 
years the old stand has been too 
small to accommodate a full 15 
piece orchestra." 

Dean E. Elizabeth Jones, '47 
class dean, Gene Ferris, presi- 
dent of the class, and Lyn Rog- 
ers, chairman of the prom will 
be in the reception line. Miss 
Risley and Mrs. Wagner will 
chaperon the prom, while pa- 
trons and patronnesses will be 
Mr. and Mrs. Pilley, Mr. and 
Mrs. Kerby-Miller, and Mr. and 
Mrs. Houghton. 

Committee Heads for the Prom 
are: General Arrangements, Ann 
Arenberg; Orchestra, Emmy Fen- 
sterwald; Decorations, Maxine 
Bublitz; Programs, Barbara Bell; 
Treasurer, Andy Sanford; Prom 
Maids, Maggie Childs; and Enter- 
tainment, Jane Miller. (See cut 
page 4.) 



Alice Horton '45 
Returning May 8 



Professor Robert Ulich, 
professor of Education at 
Harvard University Graduate 
School of Education, will 
speak on "The Metaphysics 
of Education" at 7:30 tonight 
in Pendleton Hall. The de- 
partment of Education is 
sponsoring the lecture. 



Students Urged 
To Aid Orphans 

Service Fund will pay up to 
$30 to any student or group of 
students willing to "adopt" a 
European child by sending the 
child two packages a month for 
six months. The money will help 
defray the expense of sending 
the packages. 

The Emergency Committee of 
Service Fund, which will carry on 
many of the functions of the dis- 
solved War Activities, has the 
names, addresses, and informa- 
tion on the backgrounds, of chil- 
dren from Hungary, Greece 
France, Italy, and other destitute 
European countries. Interested 
students should see Marie Val- 
lance '47, in Severance for these 
names. 

When mailing such a package, 
senders are to declare the value 
on a slip of paper, request the 
post office to stamp that slip with 
the mailing date, and the Emer- 
gency Committee will refund the 
money to the sender. "Servicp 
Fund is able to perform this hu- 
manitarian service," reminds 
committee-member Barbara Hunt 
'48. "because Service Fund 
pledges are being paid!" 




Alice Horton '45 



Societies Invite 
Sophs, Juniors 
On May 9, 10 

Teas for Sophomores and 
juniors interested in joining so- 
cieties will be held Thursday, 
May 9 and Friday, May 10 from 
4 p. m. to 6 p. m. T. Z. E., Agora 
and Phi Sig will serve teas on 
Thursday, May 9, and Z. A. 
Shakespeare and A. K. X. will 
entertain the following day. 

Although ancuier series of 
open teas will be held in the fall, 
every student interested in be- 
coming a society member i^ 
urged to attend the spring teas. 
The purpose of the teas is to 
give present members and pro- 
spective members a chance to 
become acquainted. 

Newly elected presidents of 
the societies are: Betty Ruther- 
ford, Agora; Marilyn Hyman. 
A. K. X.; Jean Grindley, Phi 
Sigma: Nancy Forsythe, Shake- 
speare: Pat Headland, T. Z. E 
and Jean Pettis, Z. A. 



Delegate to International 

Student Conference Will 

Describe Europe Trip 

Alice Horton, an active mem- 
ber of the class of 1945, and 
daughter of Dr. Douglas Horton, 
will speak on the subject of her 
recent travel through Europe, 
Wednesday, May 8, at 8:45, in 
Pendleton Hall. A reception will 
be held before the lecture at one 
of the society houses where all 
those who are interested, may 
talk with Alice about her experi- 
ences during her extensive trip. 
Alice was a delegate of the 
United States Student Assembly 
to the International Youth Con- 
ference in London, where the 
rights and needs of youth today 
were discussed and where the 
World Federation for Democratic 
Youth was established. After par- 
ticipating in a session of the In- 
ternational Student Congn - 
Prague, she toured the Soviet 
Union for six weeks as guest of 
the Anti-Fascist Youth Commit- 
tee and the Soviet Governnv nt. 
At present, she is in New York, 
working on the next Internation- 
al Student Congress to be held 
this summer, which, she hopes, 
will convene again in Prague, 
where the last one was so well 
received. 

A Political Science major at 
Wellesley, Alice was a member of 
the Executive Committee of the 
USSA, and was president of the 
organization in her senior year. 
Active in Forum, she was head 
of the Domestic Affairs Commit- 
tee and in 1944 did an extensive 
job on the presidential campaign 
as head of Social Action. 



Trudeau's Music, Romantic Theme, 
Feature This Year's Senior Prom 



"My motto was to leave no 
stone unturned," says Pat Zip- 
prodt '46. Chairman of the Senior 
Prom which took place last Sat- 
urday night in Alumnae Hall. 
"Under most stones there was 
nothing," she adds, "but this was 
our last fling at Wellesley, and 
we went all out to make it a 
success." 

The Senior Prom, according to 
Pat, has been a Wellesley tra- 
dition since its inception in 1913, 
and themes of past dances have 
ranged from Alice in Wonder- 
land to English Inns and exag- 
gerated Fairy Lands.. This year 
the Prom had no formal theme— 
"it was just a sweet dance with 
romantic atmosphere and bal- 
loons," says Pat— and the enter- 
tainment went from the sublime 
to the ridiculous with Victor 
Herbert compositions sung by 
Dotty Rose '48, and a parody 
on the Andrews Sisters' recording 
of "Money Is The Root of All 
Evil," danced by Pat Zipprodt, 
Fuzzy Glassenburg, and Barbara 
Chaplinc. 

Variety of Vocals 

During the evening there won 
more songs, husky and low, by 
Gertrude Puccia '47. and mostly 
blues by Peg Sawyer '46, while 



an octet of sophomores and 
juniors sang some light numbers. 
This was a departure from the 
former custom of presenting only 
excerpts from Junior Show. 

Although dreams of Charlie 
Spivak and Claude Thornhill 
were unrealized. Georges Tru- 
deau was on hand to supply the 
music, and future classes will 
have '46 to thank for the enlarged 
platform which was expanded to 
hold his 15 men. When the orches- 
tra rested, the entertainment 
committee took control, so that 
the entertainment was spread 
over the evening. 

Traditional Details 

The Grand March was omitted 
this year, but dinners were held 
in Tower Court and Severance 
before the dance, and the Society 
Houses were open until 1:30 
afterwards. Sunday completed 
the week-end, relates Pat, with a 
number of small picnics and 
canoe trips, planned by the girls 
whose dates were able to stay 
over for the day. 

"There was a lot of work," 
laughs Pat, "but everyone agrees 
that it was well worth it. From 
now on '46 can be found locked 
in their rooms studying for that 
final chore— the generals." 



Phillips Bradley 
Will Speak 



on 



Labor Institute 

New Industrial Project is 
Subject of Coming Talk 

Dr. Phillips Bradley will speak 
on "Cornell's Experiment in In- 
dustrial Relations Education," 
Tuesday. May 14 at 7:30 p.m. in 
Pendleton Hall. The lecture is be- 
ing sponsored by the Department 
of Political Science, Economics, 
and History. Dr. Bradley is now 
on leave from his post as Profes- 
sor of Political Science at Queens 
College in New York City to as- 
sist in the building up of Cornell 
University's newest institution. 

This school is an outgrowth ot" 
an increasing interest in workers' 
education and industrial rela- 
tions. It provides a full four-year 
undergraduate curriculum in la- 
bor relations, as well as gradu- 
ate work. It also provides for 
lectures and classes throughout 
the state when requested by 
groups of workers. 

Mr. Bradley was at one time 
a member of the Department ol 
History and Political Science at 
Wellesley and was one of the 
founders of Hathaway House 
Bookshop. He left Wellesley to 
teach at Amherst College and 
later transferred to Queens. He is 
known to students particularly 
for his work as editor of a new 
edition of de Tocqueville's De- 
mocracy in America." 



WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, MAY I, 1946 



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Associate Editors . Judy Sly '47, Marvin Vi.k.ry 

Reporters Bea Alfke 

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Art Critic Kathleen Depue 

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BUSINESS BOARD 

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TIME FOR DECISION 

Taking books unsigned from the library is a 
erious offense against the rules of Wel- 
College. They are rules necessary for 
ippiness as individuals. They are rules 
try if we are to live harmoniously to- 
Most important of all, they are 
of the honor code, the basis upon 
individual is admitted to the coll" 
When we learned therefore that a student 
had taken unsigned books from the library and 
kept them until after a quiz, we expected that 
she would be punished. Misuse of the library 
cannot be countenanced by any adult. We were 
surprised, however, to learn that she had been 
given ten days' suspension from the college, 
particularly in view of the fact that she had 
voluntarily confessed her action. 

The case raised several larger questions. We 
would like to know the answer to these ques- 
tions. 

First of all, how much importance is attached 
to a confession? In library cases prior to 
1945-46, where there was no confession the pen- 
alty has been suspension for an entire semester 
or expulsion; in the light of these cases, it 
would appear that the confession in the present 
case has lightened the penalty to ten days' sus- 
pension. Last December, however, when a girl 
was caught taking unsigned books from this 
same library, her penalty was merely six weeks' 
loss of library registration. Here it appears 
that reporting oneself has no weight. We should 
like to see a consistent policy. We should like 
the college to know what that policy is. 

Secondly, and possibly most important, 
we would like to know on what basis' superior 
court penalties are determined. As we under- 
stand it, cases are influenced by the character 
of the accused, as determined by her house 
president and her class dean; the penalty is 
decided by the vote of Superior Court, corn- 
ed of fifteen elected members of the student 
body and five members of the faculty, with 
comments from the jury. The "jury," not to 
be confused with the familiar usage of the term 
are volunteer students who may express an 
opinion but not vote. The main basis of judg- 
ment, and the reason, we suppose, that no 
odard procedure hae been devised, > that 
er of the accused mui I be con 
ered. Why? And if we must* considei char- 
are we sure that we are doing it fairly? 
Are the class dean and the hoi ident in- 



fallible judges of character? If it is so im- 
portant to a decision, why is the accused given 
qo opportunity to build up her own character 
witnesses? Why ar< other students who may 
know vital Facts pertinent to the case not in- 
vite I to testify? 

News, like the resl of the student body, may 
be misinformed. It" we have omitted any per- 
tinent information, or if we have misunder- 
stood thai which we already ascertained, we 
should like to know. But we would like the 
officials oi College Government to answer our 
question. We think the student body is enti- 
tled to know. 



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SIGN HERE 

Few voters in college elections question the 
theory of signing their ballots, although the 
secret ballot is now the cornerstone of demo- 
crat if elections the world over. England has 
had the Australian ballot since the reforms of 
the ]'870*s. Even the natives of Java have a 
secret vote. Is Wellesley just behind the times, 
or is there a real reason for signing our ballots? 

The first reason most Wellesley College cit- 
izens give when asked why they sign their ballot 
i- that the signatures afford a check against 
stuffing the ballot box. This is not the correct 
answer, nor a good one. In the first place, with 
the individual Honor Code as the basis of col- 
lege life there should be no need for such super- 
vision of elections. More to the point, how- 
ever, is the fact that the signed ballots are 
never checked for duplication. A better check 
on multiple voting would be a list posted near 
the ballot boxes on which voters would sign. 

The real purpose of the signature is to allow 
students to reconsider and change their votes 
before the elections are over. The first ballot 
may then be located and destroyed. There are 
about five students who take advantage of this 
opportunity each election. This provision is 
a fine idea and those who wish to continue sign- 
ing their ballots should certainly be allowed 
to do so. But, is there any reason unsigned 
ballots should be discarded? 

There is a small group of students who strong- 
ly object to the theory of signing their ballots, 
and who should be allowed the privilege of a 
secret vote. These alert students are right in 
demanding that the democratic theory they 
have been taught should be put into practice 
in college, which after all is a training ground 
for future citizens. 



INSURE NOW 

Soon we will be receiving those white and 
salmon-colored sheets which invite us to con- 
sider our electives for the coming year. Some 
of the courses which we choose will be imper- 
ative, for they will have direct bearing upon 
our majors. We had better start thinking about 
the others — those which we hope will "round 
out" our program. 

We have heard many different reasons for 
taking certain courses. Often the word of a 
good friend is strong enough incentive. Some- 
times the description in the Courses of Instruc- 
tion catalogue is enticing. Occasionally a stu- 
dent, having enjoyed a year with a certain pro- 
fessor, will elect another course with him be- 
cause she is sure it will be well taught. 

Perhaps a student who chooses her courses 
in a haphazard fashion will be very happy next 
year. There is an even chance, however, that 
she will point an accusing finger at the friend 
who got her into it. "What could you possibly 
see in that course?" she may ask, fretfully. "I 
think he's so dogmatic." The friend is liable 
to answer, "Well, dear, that's just what I liked 
about him." Or the description in the cata- 
logue may have failed its object. "I didn't 
realize that the reading could be so deadly 
dull." The favorite professor may be as charm- 
ing as ever. But are you sure yuu're inter- 
d in the subject? He may be teaching about 
a period several centuries removed from the 
'•" jo enjoyed studying last year. 

When dean* and faculty advisors suggest that 

u vi.-if the classes you are thinking of get- 
in for, they aren't just trying to make 
conversation. We are all mature enough to 
lool we leap. We suggest that you take 

in on a class or two — even look 
i the texte. Aid we hope you'll have a very 
lying year in 1946-47. 



Beyond the Campus 



by Virginia Beach '/ f 7 
Head of Forum 



The most immediate need of 
the world today is a settlement 
of the major peace terms, so that 
Europe and the Far East may be- 
gin in earnest the long, hard 
process of restoration and re- 
habiliation. Twelve months have 
gone by since the surrender of 
Germany, eight since the sur- 
render of Japan, over two and a 
half years since the capitulation 
of Italy, and up until last week 
all attempts to draft even one 
peace treaty had so far failed, 
with no kind of a formal settle- 
ment with our main enemies, 
even in sight. Time grows short. 
Without an agreement among the 
Big Powers on the fundamental 
principles and specific issues that 
divide them, we can hope for 
nothing but continued tensions, 
increased numbers of "situa- 
tions," added dangerous cross- 
currents of politics and propa- 
ganda, and in short all the con- 
ditions which lead inevitably to 
the instability and distrust that 
produce wars. 

It is for this reason that the 
meeting of the Big Four Foreign 
Ministers in Paris for the purpose 
of drawing up the peace treaties 
with Italy, Finland, Hungary, 
Bulgaria, and Rumania is of such 
tremendous concern to all peo- 
ples. It will be seen here whether 
the Four Major Powers can agree 
on a common program, or 
whether they are destined to go 
their own separate ways and lead 
the world into two great con- 
flicting camps. 

Specific Issues 

The promise of success is by 
no means altogether hopeful. 
Washington and London stand 
opposed to Moscow on many of 
the most important issues. The 
Soviet Union has made demands 
which the Western Allies view 
with alarm and disfavor. It will 
only be through many compro- 
mises and concessions on both 
sides that any kind of a unila- 
teral agreement can be achieved. 
But it is hoped that the alterna- 
tive of failure which faces the 



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To the Editor: 

After listening to. Campus 
News on the Radio last Friday 
night we have been discussing 
the pros and cons of the possibil- 
ity of introducing Inter-Colleg- 
iate Sports at Wellesley. 

It seems to me only logical 
that Inter-Collegiate Sports could 
be sanctioned here in view of the 
recent Inter College Badminton 
Exhibit held in the Recreation 
Building. Seven women's colleges 
came to participate in this event 
which was enthusiastically at- 
tended by students. Think how 
much more interesting it would 
have been had this been a bad- 
minton tournament instead of 
just an exhibit. 

If such colleges can come here 
for an exhibit, why couldn't we" 
go to the many nearby women's 
Institutions such as Radcliffe, 
Smith, Simmons, and Wheaton 
for competition? If we took the 
initial step they would all re- 
spond, I am sure. 

Inter-collegiate sports, in so far 
as they are not allowed to domi- 
nate the college scene, form an 
excellent opportunity for pract- 
ice in good sportsmanship and 
for making acquaintances out- 
side of the college. I'm anxious to 
hear what is said next Friday 
about this same Issue. 

E.L.R., '47. 



g 

Ministers at Paris will move them 
to do everything in their power 
to end the deadlock that has held 
the deputies at a standstill for 
the last months. 

The specific issues that divide 
the three countries at the pres- 
ent time are: 1. The question of 
what shall be done with the 
Italian colonies and the Port of 
Trieste. The Russians favor a 
trusteeship over Tripolitania, a 
base in the Dodecanese and sup- 
port the Yugoslav claims for 
Trieste. The Western Allies look 
with disfavor upon these claims. 
2. The question of the U.S.S.R.'s 
petition for a voice in the ad- 
ministration of Tangiers, across 
the Strait from Gibraltar. 3. The 
problem of the Russian desire 
for partial control of the strate- 
gic Dardanelles. 4. The most im- 
portant question — when and if 
the Russian troops are to be 
withdrawn from Rumania, Hun- 
gary, and Bulgaria. 

Settlement Imperative 

All of these issues are import- 
ant and difficult to decide, but 
their settlement is imperative. 
It is undoubtedly possible that 
some kind of an arrangement 
can be worked out whereby Rus- 
sia will get some of the terri- 
tories and rights she is asking 
for, although it is also clear that 
Bevin and Byrnes will not wish 
to grant all. Both the U. S. and 
the English feel that the British 
Empire is seriously menaced by 
Soviet expansionsism. While she 
looks upon the two big Western 
democracies as barring the way 
to her legitimate sea outlets and 
adequate national defense, both 
groups of nations will have to 
trade and compromise. 

There has been some talk of 
separate treaties with the coun- 
tries in question if the Big Four 
reach no agreement, but it is 
strongly hoped that the Foreign 
Ministers will exhaust every pos- 
sibility to achieve accord, for a 
failure to do so can mean only 
an ever-widening gap between 
the eastern and western alliance. 



Calendar 

(For Calendar from Wednesday, 
May I to Saturday, May 4— see last 
week's edition of News.) 



Sumluy, May 5: MliOu a,m., Me- 
morial Chapel. Preacher, Dr. Joseph 
R. Slzoo, Collegiate Church of St. 
Nicholas, New York City. 

Monday, May 6: »8 :15 a.m.. Chapel. 
Leader, Mrs. Horton. •7:00-7:30 pm. 
Tower Court. French Songs. »7 :30 
P.m., Agora House. Christian Asso- 
ciation ReconstrucUon Group Meet- 
ing. Katharine Buchanan "47, will 
speak on the Japanese-American 
Problem. 

Tnesday, May 7: »8 :15 a.m.. Chapel. 
Leader, Miss Austin. 7:30 p.m.., 
Shakespeare House. Meeting of La 
Tertulla. 7:45 p.m., "Alpha Kappa 
Chi House. Meeting of Mathematics 
Club. 

Wednesday, Mny 8: '8:15 a.m., 
Chapel. Leader, Mr. Lacheman 6:30 
p.m., Horton House. Shop Club Din- 
ner and Meeting. 8:15 p.m., Pendle- 
ton Hall. Alice Horton '46. will 
speak on her experiences in Russia 
and at the International Student Con- 
ference in London. (Forum). 

Thursday, May 9: »8:ir» a.m., 
Chapel. Leader, Nancy Potter '46. 
3:40 p.m., Alumnae Hall. Room Draw- 
ing for the ClasB of 1949. *7 :00-7 :30 
p.m., Claflln. Spanish Songs. 

EXHIBITIONS 

•Wellesley College Art Museum. 
Modern Mexican Painting, sponsored 
by the Departments of Art and 

Spanish. 

•Wellesley College Library. Upper 
North Exhibition Hall. An exhibi- 
tion i.f theses of former students in 
the Department of Italian. Circula- 
tion Hall and Upper South Exhibition 
Hall 1940 Exhibition of American 
Bookmaklng. Fifty Books of the year, 
selected by the American Institute of 
Graphic Arts. The Plimpton Collec- 
' I ■ ■ 1 1 \ylll be open on Tuesday and 
Thursday afternoons from 2:00 to 
4:00 p.m. 

•Open to the public. 

Occasional changes in schedule may 
be ascertained bj telephoning the In- 
formation Office, WeUesley 0320, 



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WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, MAY 1, 1946 



Haring Speaks May Day Festival In Atomic Age Wellesley Will Fensterwald '47, 
On Argentinian Is Far Cry From Old Traditions Be Scene of Explains South's 
Political Action 



"Argentina is passing through 
another critical stage at this 
point and it is not a question of 
Nazism taking over, but of ter- 
minating the power of the old 
oligarchy which stood for re- 
actionary conservatism," ex- 
plained Clarence H. Haring, Pro- 
fessor of Latin American his- 
tory and economics at Harvard 
University, in a talk on "Poli- 
tics in Argentina," April 23. 

Argentina's history, people 
ond institutions should have 
much meaning for us not only 
because that country has been 
so widely publicized as the way- 
ward child, Mr. Haring pointed 
out, but also because it is an- 
alogous to the United States in 
so many ways. Its "climate, topo- 
graphy, and temperament are 
very similar to this country, and 
its constitution resembles ours 
more than does that of any other 
country. 

According to Professor Haring, 
Argentina is now passing 
through a Jacksonian period in 
its history. Until 3 years ago a 
minority of propertied people 
were in control. In 1916 a party 
of the masses took over in a 
liberal reaction against the 
wealthy. This group achieved 
little careful legislation or ma- 
ture reform and was replaced 
in 1931 by an administration 
representing the old conserva- 
tism. A coup d'etat by the mili- 
tary in 1943 again ousted the 
old ruling class. 

Argentina's War Stand 
"The majority of the people 
were not pro Nazi, but supported 
the government because they 
did not want war," Mr. Haring 
said. Factors which led to this 
stand, Mr. Haring explained 
were many. The feeling that de- 
mocracy has fallen short in 
practice, the fear of Commu- 
nism more than Nazism, the fact 
that Argentina has always har- 
bored a latent jealousy of Ameri- 
ca's easy assumption of leader- 
ship, and Argentina's feeling of 
closeness to Europe were among 
them. 

The revolt of the army was 
not based on foreign issues, but 
on domestic issues, he stated. 
We were quick to recognize the 
military government because we 
thought that Lawson would 
bring about democracy and a 
favorable foreign policy. But he 
was quickly ousted and nine 
months later the United States 
broke relations with Argentina. 
The other Latin-American na- 
tions reluctantly followed suit, 
but the government remained 
pro-Axis. A solution was found 
by the conference of foreign 
ministers in Mexico City, when 
Argentina was invited back to 
the fold upon the extraction of 
a promise to subscribe to strong 
anti-Fascist declarations. 

"There was little evidence that 
Argentina should have been ad- 
mitted to the UN. but the strong 
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By Polly Piatt '48 

Today's melange of hoop- racing 
and blotters is a far cry from 
the Wellesley May Day of decades 
past. Although carried on in loyal 
tradition, the current ceremony 
reflects the tastes of the Atomic 
Age — topical interests spot- 
lighted, such as discharge but- 
tons, engagement rings, and a 
peacetime Mrs. Horton. 

It was the seniors who bounced 
out of bed at 5:15 a. m. in the old 
days, reports Miss Carol Roehm, 
Instructor in Spanish and gradu- 
ate of the class of 1922. She re- 
members "one long scurry and 
succession of changes in a day 
that was a real college festival!" 
Peeking out in the corridor, she 
joined the other seniors in taking 
off her door the little home- 
made basket of wild flowers care- • 
fully thrown together by friends 
in classical May Day tradition. 
And then flying back into her 
room, she scrambled into her garb 
for scrubbing the Chapel steps 
at 6:00. 

Early Tradition 

"Hair all twisted in a knob, 
pillows in all the wrong places, 
gingham aprons, and armed with 
mops and brushes, seniors 
marched out to the Chapel steps 
and scrubbed, with mythical pails 
of water but performing all the 
necessary motions," mused Miss 
Roehm. This becoming practice 
was a remnant of an earlier cus- 
tom of scrubbing the statue of 
Harriet Mastineau in College 



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Hall, where most of the earliest 
Wellesley ceremony took place, 
The tradition lingered on years 
after the burning of College Hall, 
and, tearfully, of Harriet. 

"We acted absurdly," confided 
Miss Roehm, "very noisy, hilari- 
ous, screaming and bustling all 
around with our demure mops 
and brushes." At length Welles- 
ley's appreciative public became 
too eager, and gaping crowds 
precipitated so much undignified 
publicity that this rite was aban- 
donned. 

First Come, First Serve 
Quick-change artists sturdy, 
having donned 1 cap and gown 
and paused over a leisurely 
breakfast, were favored with first 
places in line for the hoop-race. 
'22 was more self-reliant than '46, 
sparing their cherished little sis- 
ters the excitement of a two-hour 
vigil on Severance Green before 
breakfast, according to Miss 
Roehm. But little sisters were 
near by as the whistles blew, 
pinning up gowns and tying on 
"mortar-boards" as they have 
been doing for the last 51 years, 
cheering on their big sisters as 
they rambled down the hill in 
their high choker collars. After 
chapel, sophomores were again 
on hand, radiant in white, to 
form '22's numerals and the W. 
Country Fair Theme 
Because May Day was always 
celebrated on a Saturday, the 
afternoon found Severance Green 
(Continued on Page 6, Col. 5) 



The fourth annual Biological 
Conference of Eastern New Eng- 
land Colleges will open at Wel- 
lesley, Saturday, May 11, at 9 a. 
m. Representatives from M.I.T., 
Simmons, Tufts. Wheaton, Brown, 
and Emmanuel, will attend the 
conference. 

After registration in Sage, Mrs. 

Horton will address the dele- 
gates. Papers on research in both 
zoology and botany by graduate 
and under-graduate students of 
the various colleges will be pre- 
sented, followed by demonstra- 
tions and conducted tours of the 
campus. After luncheon at Tower 
Court, more papers will be read, 
and at 3:30, in an open session 
at Pendleton, Dr. Irene Corey Ril- 
ler of the Lankenau Hospital Re- 
search Institute and Institute of 
Cancer Research in Philadelphia 
will speak on "A Biological Ap- 
proach to the Study of Cancer." 
The conference will close with a 
business meeting. 

The conference has been ar- 
ranged by Miss Laura Bond of 
the Department of Botany and 
Miss Catherine Fales of the De- 
partment of Zoology with the aid 
of a student committee whose 
members are Louise Friedmann 
'47, Caroline Pentlarge '46, Ca- 
milla Rushton '47, and Muriel 
Schulte '46. 



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Students Give Annual 
Violin, 'Cello Program 

Students of violin and violin- 
cello presented their annual 
spring concert, April 28, in Bil- 
lings Hall under the auspices of 
the Department of Music. Vio- 
lin solos were presented by Mil- 
dred Nickel '48, Margaret Tor- 
bert '46, and Ruth May '49. 
Louise Carroll '49, and J. Mar- 
garet Jones '47, presented 
'cello solos. Margaret French, 
•46, Phyllis King, '48, Dorothy 
Rose, '48 and Sandra Pletmen, 
'49, accompanied the soloists. 



"The situation of the Negro 
in the South cannot help sham- 
ing any Southerner who is will- 
ing to admit that such a prob- 
lem exists," said Emily Fenster- 
wald, '47, speaking to the C. A. 
Reconstruction Group at a meet- 
ing in Agora, April 29. "But the 
difficulty lies in the fact that 
the Southerner is content with 
the status quo. It is only 
through education that he will 
become aware of his responsi- 
bility for the exploitation and 
maltreatment of the Negro." 

According to Emily, who 
comes from Nashville, Tennes- 
see, the basis of the Negro prob- 
lem is the economic set-up of 
the South. The intensity of the 
situation is increased by indoc- 
trinated racial hatred and re- 
sults in complete economic and 
social inequality and in discrimin- 
ation before the law. 
Race Rioting 
She spoke of recent race riots 
in Columbia. Tennessee, where 
the state militia and police at- 
tacked the Negro section and 
destroyed most of the posses- 
sions and property. They were 
infuriated when a young dis- 
charged Negro veteran pro- 
tected his mother against a 
white man, who had struck her. 
The governor of Tennessee con- 
doned police action although 
there was no legitimate destruc- 
tion of property. The Federal 
government is powerless to take 
action because of the theory of 
state's rights. 

Most of the talk was based on 
Emily's own observation of con- 
ditions in the South, and on her 
experience at the Inter-racial 
Conference sponsored by the 
American Missionary Society 
and held at Fisk College last 
summer. 



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WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, MAY 1, 1946 



Foreign Group 
To Study Here 
During Summer 

In order that students from 
other countries have an oppor- 
tunity to improve their English 
and become familiar with our 
life and customs, the Wellesley 
Institute for Foreign students 
will open this summer. The ses- 
sion will begin July 28 and will 
continue for six weeks until Sep- 
tember 7. 

The Institute will be coeduca- 
tional and is limited to an en- 
rollment of sixty for this first 
summer. Davis Hall will house 
the students and staff. Classes, 
which will include pronunciation, 
oral communication, written com- 
position and special work, will 
be held five days a week. In 
addition there will be informal 
lectures and discussions several 
evenings each week on social 
patterns and customs which new- 
comers find puzzling. 

An important part of the plan 
is the use of North American 
students as assistants. Six as- 
sistantships are open to men and 
women, preferably students who 
will be seniors in the fall of '46. 
The directors point out that this 
provides an opportunity in in- 
ternational living for those who 
believe in the importance of in- 
dividual friendships in cement- 
ing foreign relationships between 
governments. 

Haring on Argentina - 

(Continued from Page S) 
feeling for Latin-American so- 
lidarity and of irritation against 
Russian opposition caused these 
countries to insist on the inclu- 
sion of Argentina." Professor 
Haring said. 

Peron Election 
Mr. Haring felt that Peron 
seemingly was elected fairly, but 
that he appealed to the sub- 
merged elements, the poorer 
classes and the petty bourgeoise. 



Speech Group 
Presents Third 
Poet's Festival 

The Department of Speech pre- 
sented its third annual Festival 
of Poetry in Alumnae Hall, April 
26, with a recital by the Verse- 
speaking Choir and three guest 
poets. The program was directed 
by Miss Cecile deBanke, Chair- 
man of the Department of Speech. 

Works by each of the visiting 
poets, David McCord, Morris 
Bishop and John Holmes, were 
included on the program. To- 
gether with Mr. Holmes, the choir 
presented "Cook's Tours" and 
with Mr. Bishop, recited his 
"New Light on the Hen." Mr. 
Holmes, Assistant Professor of 
English at Tufts, was chairman 
of the evening. 

The choir presented the 
"Chorus" from Aristophanes' The 
Frogs and recited "The Mind of 
Professor Primrose" by Ogden 
Nash, "A Modern Mother's Lul- 
laby," by Dorothy Parnell, and 
three verses by Phillis McGinley. 

"But now that he is in," Mr. Har- 
ing said, "I think that he 
will try to endear himself more 
and more with the element of 
the right." 

Professor Haring feels that 
the U. S. State Department Blue 
Book had little to do with the 
election which again centered or. 
domestic issues and that one of 
the reasons for the failure of 
the opposition was the lack of 
effective unity and dynamic 
leadership. 

During the question period 
that followed the lecture. Pro- 
fessor Haring said that there ; s 
little danger of Nazi power de- 
veloping in Argentina because of 
the great anti-militaristic feeling 
of 80 percent of the people. He 
also said that there is little 
danger of trouble between Ar- 
gentina and Brazil. 



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Left to right, Barbara Bell, Emily Fensterwald, Andy San- 
ford, Chairman Lyn Rogers, Maggie Childs and Maxine Bub- 
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the picture was taken. See story, page 1. 



New, Returning Staff 
Announced for '46-'47 

Several members of the faculty 
and staff are returning next year 
after a brief absence. They are: 
Jann P. LaRue, Instructor in 
Music; Marion W. Mariotti, head 
of Homestead house; Marie- 
Helene Pauly, Instructor in 
French (second semester) ; 
Marie-Antoinette Quarre, Lectur- 
er in French; Mary C. Thedieck, 
Instructor in English Composi- 
tion; and A. Eldon Winkler, Di- 
rector of Theatre Workshop. 

New appointments for next 
year include Robert Bierstedt, 
Assistant Professor of Sociology; 
Josephine P. Bree, Lecturer in 
Greek; Kathleen E. Butcher, In- 
structor in Mathematics; Mar- 
garet Diggle, Lecturer in Educa- 
tion; Carmen Figuerosa, Assis- 
tant in Spanish; Helen Foster, 
Instructor in Geology and Geog- 
raphy; Philippa Gilchrist, Asso- 
ciate Professor of Chemistry. 

Mary Ellen Goodman, Instruc- 
tor in Sociology; Sarah D. Lutge, 
Instructor in English Composi- 
tion; Marcelline Herenger, Assis- 
tant in French; Sally Holt, As- 
sistant in the Department of 
Economics and Sociology; Beat- 
rice Paipert, Instructor in Art 



Petition for Elections 
Will Bring World Fed. 

To Public Attention 

Ruth Ferguson '48, Head of 
World Federation, today an- 
nounced officers of the Forum 
committee which is part of the 
national Student Federalist or- 
ganization. 

They are Sally Luten, '48, secre- 
tary; Tuffy Cochran, '49, treas- 
urer; Dot Mott, '48, chairman in- 
tercollegiate contact committee 
with Bea Memhard, '48 as assist- 
ant: Erna Schneider, '48, head of 
house reps; Jean De Beer. '17, 
head of public information; Doris 
Sommer, '48, head of speakers' 
bureau; Lee Day, '49, secretary 
to the chairman and Hester Spen- 
cer, '47, head of "office angels." 

( first semester) ; Jack A. Rhodes, 
Instructor in Political Science; 
Mary Elizabeth Spencer, Lectur- 
er in Hygiene and Physical Edu- 
cation; Ann Sprague, Instructor 
in Hygiene and Physical Educa- 
tion; Barbara E. Swan, Instruc- 
tor in Art; Martha V. H. Taber, 
Instructor in Economics; Aileen 
Ward, Instructor in English Lit- 
erature; and Charlotte Wililams, 
Instructor in Political Science. 



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should apply to Wellesley, their 
applications would certainly re- 
ceive consideration," Mrs. Wilma 
Kerby-Miller, Dean of Freshmen 
and Chairman of the Board of 
Administration, said today. 

"Wellesley has not as yet been 
asked to admit men, however," 
she said. "The situation here is 
very different from that at Vas- 
sar where men are already en- 
rolled. There are many excellent 
men's colleges near Wellesley 
while Poughkeepsie is far re- 
moved from them." There is no 
clause in Wellesley's constitution 
which would prevent men stu- 
dents from entering, she pointed 
out. 

Other steps to help alleviate 
the shortage of educational fa- 
cilities, are being taken, Mrs. Ker- 
by-Miller said. A freshman class 
of 450 will be accepted in dormi- 
tories while a number of day stu- 
dents will also be admitted. 

Freshman in the Quad 

To accommodate the large 
class, 20 freshmen will live in 
each quadrangle house next year. 
Students living within easy tra- 
velling distance will be urged to 
commute. 

"In spite of the larger number 
of admissions, the enrollment will 
stay at approximately 1600," the 
dean reported. She explained 
that the classes admitted in 1942, 
'43, and '44 were so large that 
their graduation leaves room for 
a large number of new students. 
Before the war enrollment was 
about 1500. 

Successful applicants for mem- 
bership in the class of 1950 will 
be notified May 23. By that time 
members of the Board of Admis- 
sion will have given individual 
consideration to every applicant. 

Twelve students from foreign 
countries in Latin-America, Asia 
and Europe will be included in 
the new class, Mrs. Kerby-Miller 
said. "We would like to have even 
more foreign students," she ex- 
plained, "but almost all of them 
must have scholarship aid in 
order to get here, and our funds 
are limited." 

Like other eastern schools, Wel- 
lesley received a greater number 
of applications this year, and stu- 
dents should feel themselves for- 
tunate, she said, to be going to 
school at a time when so many 
other people are having trouble 
gaining admission. 



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Paul Lehmann's talk at Freshman 
Vespers, Sunday, May 12, at 7:30 
p.m. in the Chapel. This vesper 
service, sponsored by C. A., is 
particularly for freshmen, but is 
open to the whole college. 



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Book, 



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Ivy Gripped 
The Steps 



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Critic: Deborah Newman 'J(8 
"These are all wartime, none 
of them war stories," states 
Elizabeth Bowen in the excellent 
introduction to her volume of 
short stories Ivy Gripped The 
Steps. Her interest lies not with 
the actual battles, but with the 
repercussions of the war felt by 
the British civilian whose daily 
life was completely transformed 
by immediate contact with the 
war. 

New Insight 
"I see war more as a territory 
than as a page of history." For 
Americans war is still more or less 
a page of history. But Britain 
was a war-inhabited country. Her 
people had to find a way of exist- 
ing despite the mutation by the 
war upon all they were or pos- 
sessed. American readers may be 
able to gain from Miss Bowen's 
stories a sense of the experiences 
they did not have during the war, 
a conception of the new gind of 
life which encompassed every- 
thing the Englishmen knew. The 
characters of Ivy Gripped The 
Steps give us a new insight into 
the ways of modern warfare, an 
insight which becomes more to 
the point if we remember that 
in an atomic age we would prob- 
ably be even more vulnerable 
and suffer worse destruction than 
the people of England did during 
this war. 

No Longer Sorrow 
The title story uses the symbol 
of ivy choking a mansion of pre- 
war England to represent the 
whole process of strangulation of 
a former way of life. A ghost in- 
fluences the lives of a couple of 
specialists shut up in a country 
house. Memories of the past creep 
in, their haunting qualities ac- 
centuated by a contrast with the 
present way of life. The people 
in Miss Bowen's stories might 
wish to believe that they are 
living in a nightmare; that they 
need only wake up and they 
will find the old landmarks still 
in existence, the old patterns 
and associations still carrying 
on. But they are forced to realize 
that the only thing they can de- 
pend upon is change itself. The 
British civilian, perhaps more ex- 
hausted than the fighting man, 
says truthfully, "We can only 
know inconvenience now, not sor- 
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presented Bidu Sayao, leading 
soprano of the Metropolitan As- 
sociation, thus bringing to a 
spectacular close its 1945-1946 
season. Madame Sayao was 
warmly received by Wellesley. 
She, in turn, was more than gen- 
erous with her encores. Her plan- 
ned program included works by 
thirteen composers representing 
periods from Baroque to con- 
temporary. Milne Charnley's alert 
accompaniment provided balance, 
and background when necessary, 
for the soloist. 

Madame Sayao's varied pro- 
gram offered opportunity for ex- 
pressing numerous moods and 
ideas. Her interpretation of *Les 
Agneaux Paisibles Paissent" by 
J. S. Bach displayed a great emo- 
tional reserve beneath a delicate 
pastoral tone. It was a profound 
idea handled with great simpli- 
city. 

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Sapete" and "Non So Piu" from 
Mozart's "The Marriage of Fig- 
aro" were treated with charm 
and virtuosity. These arias de- 
mand vivacity, clarity of tone, 
and perfect breath control. Here 
the audience felt the great dra- 
matic qualities of the performer 
and the applause for these selec- 
tions undoubtedly expressed a 
desire to hear more of the so- 
prano's operatic renditions— the 
field where she is at her best. 
Clearly it is an operatic role that 
most utilizes Bidu Sayao's vocal 
skill, acting abilities, and per- 
suasive personality. 

Donizetti's aria "H Faut 
Partir" from "La Fille du Regi- 
ment" revealed for the second 
time the success with which the 




Mme. Bidu Sayao 

soloist interprets opera. It was 
sung with touching pathos. The 
hands, the lilt of the body, and 
the facial expressions augmented 
the melodious control of the se- 
lection to a satisfying result. 

Of further interest in the first 
half of the program was the 
"Nana" (Cradle Song) of de Fal- 
la. The tranquil mood was ex- 
quisitly set. Although low in dy- 
namics, Bidu Sayao's voice 
shone with soft resonance. Grace- 
fully it faded away at the end 
and the final high note was al- 
most unreal in its beauty. 

The second half of the program 
opened with a turn from the 
classicists and the descriptive 
music to the French impression- 
istic school. A selection from De- 
bussy was presented with the 
blending of tones which suggests 
rather than tells. The large range, 
control and surety of attack, 

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On the Town . . . 

A few notes designed to aid 
when the lad starts that anc- 
ient routine with, "But what 
do YOU want to do this week- 
end?" 

Orson Wells and Cole Porter 
have invaded the Opera House 
with a new musical, "Around 
the World." If the combination 
intrigues you, there's still time to 
catch the show before Sunday 
when it moves on to other fields. 
The Ballet Russe lands at the 
Opera House for a one-week en- 
gagement starting Monday. A 
perfect evening if you like ballet, 
and a thrilling one even if you 
don't. 

"The Voice of the Turtle" still 
is heard in the land, namely at 
the Plymouth Theatre. Good for 
seconds. 

Laurence Olivier's version of 
"King Henry V" continues its 
very successful run at the Es- 
quire. Generally accorded to be 
handled with great taste and In- 
terest. 

If you're the athletic type, the 
Sox play Cleveland this Saturday 
and St. Louis on Sunday. Not the 
thing for a new cocktail dress, 
but a baseball game might prove 
gay for a change 



Art 

Modern British 
Sculptors 

Critic: Kathleen Depue 'lft 

Henry Moore and Jacob Ep- 
stein, two modern masters of 
vitality, are included in the cur- 
rent exhibition of Modern British 
Artists at the Institute of Mod- 
ern Art. 

Epstein catches with astonish- 
ing success the vitality of a keen 
personality in his bust of George 
Bernard Shaw. As though he 
had begun working from an un- 
familiar person and suddenly 
found his personality as he 
reached the final stages of his 
work, Epstein established a solid 
form whose surface he has han- 
dled as a medium of character- 
ization. 

Shavian Humor 
He has captured the Shavian 
humor and quickness admirably 
by portraying a momentary 
movement of the Shavian spirit 
through the distortion of form 
and use of light. The forehead 
of his bust is depressed on one 
side so that half of the surface 
is in dark and the other in light. 
The incised pupils are not in the 
same positions, but one is higher 
than the other as though they 
were moving. The eyebrows and 
beard pick up a transitory play 
of light which reinforces the 
movement. 
Yet far from being an un- 
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Phi Beta Kappa 
Holds Initiation 
For Thirteen 

The Eta of Massachusetts Chap- 
ter of Phi Beta Kappa initiated 
thirteen new members, April 25, 
at 7:45, in the President's house. 
After the initiation, conducted by 
Dean Ella Keats Whiting, presi- 
dent of the Chapter, two recently 
elected alumnae members, Miss 
Virginia Corwin '23, Associate 
Professor of Religion and Bibli- 
cal Literature at Smith College, 
and Miss Ruth J. Dean '22, As- 
sociate Professor of French at 
Mt. Holyoke College, talked on 
their research. Miss Corwin dis- 
cussed "Religion in a Liberal Ed- 
ucation," and Miss Dean spoke 
on her research in the field of 
medieval French. 

Before the initiation the stu- 
dent initiates were entertained 
at a dinner given by Dean Wil- 
son, and the alumnae members 
at a dinner by Miss Helen Jones, 
vice-president of the Chapter. 

The student initiates, elected 
to Phi Beta Kappa in February, 
1946, were Helga Boedtker, Mari- 
lyn Bullock, Barbara Chapline, 
Lillian Levine. Agnes Lydiard, 
Janet Lou McMasters, Doiothy 
Proctor, Eileen Quigley, Jane 
Redding, Barbara Rogers, and 
Margaret Torbert. Those elected 
in September, 1945, who assisted 
at the meeting, were Sabine Jess- 
ner '45, Nancy Posmantur Gol- 
den, Alice Birmingham, Naomi 
Brenner, Catherine Sears Hamil- 
ton, Jean Harris, Dorothy Jones, 
and Patricia Smith. 



Music - 

(Continued from Page 5) 
which were always evident in 
Bidu Sayao's performance, were 
used with taste, and conformed to 
the music. 

temporary music, which 
le last part of the pro- 
i expertly performed. Of 

i al were the Bernstein 

I he audience expected 

■ in a humorous vein 
itle, "I Hate Music." It 
the expectations! The 
i _ - ...tervals to which these 
words were set, were hit with a 
trueness and enthusiasm that 
was especially convincing — and 
laughable. One could not help 
thinking "but I love to sing" is 
the truth when Bidu Sayao sings 
it. "I just found out today," the 
second of the Bernstein pieces, 
was a whimsical thought which 
the soloist expressed delightful- 
ly. A naive quality here evident 
in her voice revealed again what 
a versatile artist she is. 

Bidu Sayao enjoyed herself 
singing for her audience. One 
could sense that her enjoyment 
sprang partly from a confidence 
in her technique. Her poise and 
stage manner was pleasing to all. 



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Club Will Give 
Greek Tragedy 

Scenes from Antigone, the So- 
phoclean tragedy, will be pre- 
sented by the Classical Club to- 
morrow afternoon at 4:30 p. m. 
in the Greek Amphitheater. Dia- 
logue will be in the original 
Greek, but English summaries 
will be provided so that the au- 
dience may follow the action. 

Phyllis Wendover '47 will di- 
rect the play and also take the 
role of Antigone. Dorothea Har- 
vey '43, will play King Creon. 
Original music has been com- 
posed for the production by 
Miss Barbara Trask of the De- 
partment of Music, while former 
students of the Department of 
Art have designed and made the 
classic masks of the players. 

If weather prevents use of the 
Hay Outdoor Theater, the play 
will be staged in Alumnae Hall. 
The Department of Greek and 
the Theater Workshop are pre- 
senting the program together 
with the Classical Club. 

Among the players will be 
Margaret Meriwether '47, Edith 
Glassenberg '46, Priscilla Whit- 
comb '47. Also in the tragedy 
are Edith Besser '49, Elsa Ek- 
blaw '48, Margaret Craig '46, 
Anne Childs '47, Gertrude Dole 
"46. Louise Dole '49, D. A. Free- 
man '48. Mary Jane Gabletsa 
'47, Ruth Kelley '47, Joyce Oren- 
stein '49, Erna Schneider '48, 
Sara Smith '48, Patricia Walsh 
'48 and Gwendolyn Werth '48. 



Buchanan Will Speak 
On Her Life in Japan 

To C.A. Reconstruction 

Kathy Buchanan '47, will talk 
about life in Japan "as it really 
is and not just what propaganda 
has made us think during the 
war," at a meeting of C. A. Re- 
construction Group, Monday, 
May 6, at 7:30 in Agora. 

Kathy, whose father is a mis- 
sionary in Japan, lived in that 
country for fourteen years, com- 
ing to the United States in 1940. 
She says that life there is really 
quite different from what most 
Americans think, and in her tall? 
will attempt to give a picture of 
it as she has seen it. 

After her informal talk, the 
members of the Reconstruction 
Group will participate in discus- 
sion. 



Books • 

(Continued from Page 5) 

Subtlety of Style 

Admittedly Miss Bowen's idea 
of the transformation of the in- 
dividual which occurred during 
the war is a more imaginative, 
more highly sensitive one than 
that which other Britishers liv- 
ing through the blitz might have 
felt. Her subtle style, reminiscent 
of her two famous predecessors 
Virginia Woolf and Katherine 
Mansfield, forces the reader to 
imagine much between the lines. 
Miss Bowen's keen perception 
and skillful use of irony help to 
create at times a work which can 
stand the test of the highest 
standards of literary judgment. 
But often one feels that her con- 
fessed abnormality of feeling iso- 
lates her meanings so that the 
reader is left in a state of com- 
plete bewilderment. 

The stories of Ivy Gripped The 
Steps as a whole, however, stand 
as an excellent example of Miss 
Bowen's gift as a writer. 



Pops Concert 

The Wellesley College Choir 
will present a program of light 
music as guests of the Boston 
Pops at Wellesley Night, Sunday, 
May 5. in Symphony Hall. 

The choir will sing folk melo- 
dies from several countries and 
songs representative of Germany, 
Italy, France and Spain. Among 
the selections will be a Schumann 
prelude, the Finale from The Gon- 
doliers by Gilbert and Sullivan, 
and three songs from Alice in 
Wonderland, including "Father 
William." 

Under the chairmanship of Mrs. 
Gordon Daly, Wellesley Night is 
a Student Aid benefit. Tickets 
for both tables and balcony seats 
have been sold out. 



Art - 

(Continued from Page 5) 
balanced composition, the head 
retains a fundamental symmetry 
which was established by the 
sculptor in his preliminary work. 
More Abstract 

Henry Moore, also concerned 
with vitality but in a more ab- 
stract vein, is represented by 
four sketches and a piece of 
sculpture. 

The sculpture is his elmwood 
Reclining Figure lent by Al- 
bright Art Gallery in Buffalo. 
In it he establishes a long and 
quiet chord of harmony. The 
sinuous curves of the abstraction 
and the smooth finish convey 
the sense of relaxation of the 
human body. 

Crayon Drawings 

His crayon drawing, a Reclin- 
ing Figure and Pink Rocks, has 
an interesting relation to his 



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Reserve Room 
And Taxi Early 
Requests Dean 

The Office of the Dean of Res- 
idence would like to remind all 
students of the procedure for 
making hotel and taxi reserva- 
tions. 

The shortage of hotel rooms is 
still critical, but if reservations 
are made early, space can usually 
be had at the Pioneer. Requests 
should be made in person and 
must be accompanied by 10 cents 
to cover the cost of each phone 
call. 

When seven or more students 
wish to return to Wellesley after 
a dance or other entertainment, 
arrangements can be made for 
taxis or a bus. All requests 
should be made at least the day 
before the service is desired. The 
charge is $1:50 and because of 
the number of people involved, no 
refunds for the cancellation of 
taxi reservations will be made 
after the following times: noon 
of the day of the reservation 
from Monday through Friday; 
5:00 p. m. Friday for Saturday 
reservations. 

Miss Joan L. Williams, assist- 
ant to the Dean of Residence, will 
be available in the following 
offices at the indicated times and 
will be blad to help you whenever 
possible. 

Office of the Dean of Resi- 
dence, Tuesday, Thursday, Fri- 
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Office in Tower Court West — 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Fri- 
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sculpture, for in this he relates 
the reclining figure to a land- 
scape. It is a combination of 
product and source. Henry 
Moore has studied pebbles, 
rocks, and other natural objects 
to find the tension of life, and 
in his drawing there is a dis- 
tinct relation of the figure to the 
pink rocks. 

The exhibit as a whole is a 
survey of English art of the 
modern period in which there 
are examples in the Gauguin 
and Picasso traditions. There 
are numerous abstractions, 
among which Pavane by Stanley 
Hayter is the most distinguished. 




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Placement Office 
Will Hold Panel 
This Afternoon 

The Department of Economics 
and the Placement Office will 
sponsor a panel discussion this 
afternoon at 4 p.m. in TZE fol- 
lowed by a tea. The members 
of the panel will be recent 
Economics graduates of the col- 
lege. 

Varied kinds of work will be rep- 
resented by these speakers: Joan 
Welker, 1945, auditing and ac- 
counting assistant at Price 
Waterhouse & Co.; Carolyn Shel- 
ly Mack, ( Mrs. R.A. ) , 1945, grader 
at the Harvard Graduate School 
of Business Administration; Pris- 
cilla Rowley, 1943, statistical as- 
sistant in investment counsel re- 
search at Scudder, Stevens & 
Clark; Adeline Hall Rappaport, 
1943, wage rate analyst with the 
W.L.B.; Mary Holt Hastings, Mrs. 
Russell), 1937, instructor in eco- 
nomics at Katherine Gibbs 
School, and Natalie Bolton, 1933, 
public utilities analyst at Eaton 
and Howard. 

All students interested in hear- 
ing about opportunities for econo- 
mics majors are invited to at- 
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May Day - 



(Continued from Page S) 

metamorphosed into a country 
fair. The elected May Queen 
bowed as she was crowned, and 
gay colored ribbons accented the 
performance of the May Pole 
dance. The whole college, this 
time costumed as "funny little 
boys and girls," reported Miss 
Roehm, gamboled on the Green. 




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